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The Tasmanian Government helps people get healthy by focusing on the settings within which we live, learn, work and play. This includes working with early childhood services, schools, colleges, workplaces, local government and the community to create healthier environments to support healthy eating and physical activity. It’s about making healthy choices easy, positive and normal choices in daily life.

As well as focusing on settings, the Tasmanian Government supports individuals to make simple but long-term lifestyle changes  through existing health and allied health services.

  • Many employers recognise that a healthy workplace is good for business. The WorkCover Health and Wellbeing Advisory Service provides free advice and assistance to small to medium sized businesses seeking to make healthy choices easy and normal in the workplace.
  • Move Well Eat Well provides a comprehensive, yet simple guide on how to create healthier environments for children within early childhood services, primary schools and families. Move Well Eat Well Awards are available to Tasmanian early childhood services and primary schools.
  • A collection of 1–2 page fact sheets on a wide range of nutrition topics for adults is available on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. The collection, titled It takes more than an apple a day, includes handouts on general healthy eating, weight issues, nutrition and cardiovascular disease, nutrition and type 2 diabetes, and tools to help individuals assess how well they are eating and set personal goals.
  • The Community Nutrition Unit of the DHHS aims to make healthy food and drink choices the easiest choices for Tasmanians. Online resources are available for early childhood health and community workers, parents, teachers and schools, adults and older adults.

Contact details:

Tasmanian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Website:         http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/pophealth/community_nutrition

Email:             community.nutrition@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Telephone:     1800 671 738